BBC Look North visits Keighley College to talk about the election

11 November, 2019 11:57 am

With the general election looming, BBC Look North visited Keighley College to talk to young people about the issues affecting them and what they would like to see in the parties’ manifestos.

Keighley is part of a divided constituency, with one of the closest marginal seats in West Yorkshire. Look North were investigating whether young people could potentially sway the vote. The team visited the open day on 6 November to find out what our students thought.

They spoke to a number of learners across Public Services, Textiles and Health and Social Care who expressed their views on the NHS, public transport, employment, laws around staying in Europe and public safety.

Look North also spoke to Principal Steve Kelly who talked about equality and LGBT rights. He emphasised the college’s commitment to promoting democracy by bringing in a voting booth to remind student to register to vote.

A representative from Keighley charity, Project 6, was also interviewed and highlighted the importance of health and social care investment.